Fifty Shades Darker Movie Trivia You Need to Know

Looking for the best 50 Shades Darker movie trivia? Check out these fun facts about the romantic thriller!If you thought Fifty Shades of Grey was a rollercoaster of emotions, wait until you check out the next one. To whet your appetite for the upcoming movie, we’re sharing some Fifty Shades Darker movie trivia! Heads up, this franchise is definitely not for those who are squeamish about intimate scenes (to put it mildly). It’s definitely an over 18 movie!

Fifty Shades Darker is a movie that combines erotica, romance, and drama. It is due to be released in theaters on February 10, 2017. Here is some interesting trivia from the movie.

Fifty Shades Darker Movie Trivia

Besides Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, there are 7 other cast members that are reprising their roles from the 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey. They are:

  • Luke Grimes- Elliot Grey- Christian’s adopted brother.
  • Eloise Mumford- Kate Kavanagh- Anastasia’s best friend and girlfriend of Elliot.
  • Jennifer Ehle- Carla Wilks- Anastasia’s mother.
  • Marcia Gay Harden- Grace Tevelyan-Grey- Christian’s adopted mother.
  • Max Martini- Jason Taylor- Christian’s bodyguard.
  • Rita Ora- Mia Grey- Christian’s adopted sister.
  • Victor Rasuk- Jose Rodriguez- Anastasia’s close friend.

E.L. James, whose real name is Erika Mitchell and the author of the Fifty Shades trilogy, is married to Niall Leonard, the screenplay writer for Fifty Shades Darker. The couple has been married since 1987 and have 2 teenage sons.

In February of 2016, actor Eric Johnson was cast in the role of Jack Hyde, Christian’s rival. Prior to Johnson’s casting, Henry Cavill was considered for the role. Johnson and Cavill have a Superman connection. Johnson played the role of Whitney Fordman, from 2001 to 2004, on the television series Smallville, which is based on the Superman characters from DC Comics. Cavill played the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the 2013 movie Man of Steel as well as the 2016 movie Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The 2015 movie Fifty Shades of Grey was directed by Samantha Taylor-Johnson. However, she left after the movie was completed because of several disagreements she had with E.L. James, the author of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

James Foley was hired as the director for the upcoming Fifty Shades Darker movie, as well as the 2015 movie Fifty Shades Freed. Foley has also directed the 1986 At Close Range, the 1996 The Chamber and the 2007 Perfect Stranger. He also directed 12 episodes of the Netflix Original Series, House of Cards as well as 3 of Madonna’s music videos in 1986: Live to Tell, True Blue and Papa Don’t Preach.

Both movies Fifty Shades Darker and the 2015 Fifty Shades Freed, were filmed back-to-back. Filming began on February 9, 2016 and concluded on July 12, 2016.

Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures, said in an interview with Hollywood Reporter in April of 2015, that Fifty Shades Darker would be more of a thriller-type movie than the 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey.

Have you heard any other interesting 50 Shades Darker movie trivia? Are you planning to see this sequel? Share in the comments!

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23 thoughts on “Fifty Shades Darker Movie Trivia You Need to Know

  1. Ooooh. I am actually looking forward to seeing this. I’ve read the books a few times and saw the first movie a couple times, cant wait!

  2. Haven’t seen the movie! Only read the books. 🙂

  3. The movie sounds too creepy for me. I read the books and Christian just grossed me out so I never bothered with the movies.

    1. Me too. The idea that that “relationship” is anything close to romantic is just skeevy. I can’t imagine my daughter wanting a Christian Grey for herself – not without me wanting to kill him, that is.

  4. I probably won’t be seeing this movie… too scandalous for me! Glad you have a post to help all those that will though. Great work!

  5. This is a good breakdown of the movie and those involved with its production – you’ve obviously done your homework. That being said, I can’t like anything to do with the 50 Shades books. I can get behind the idea that other people like different kinds of sexual interaction, and even that the BDSM lifestyle is a popular one chosen with consent among couples who enjoy it … but 50 Shades as a story is NOT traditional BDSM, it is often not portraying a consensual relationship, and it’s downright abusive way more often than it’s anything close to romantic. I won’t be seeing it.

  6. No plans to see the sequel. I saw the first movie when it came out on cable and I didn’t really get the fascination. But then again I get the hype over the books either.

  7. I’ve seen the first movie but I’ve never read the books. It’s not something that I’d normally watch out for. The trailer is making me curious though.

  8. wow that is a lot of information! I’m not sure about seeing the second one – the dialogue was so bad in the first oneo

  9. I’ve never read the books but I’ve seen the first movie, it’s interesting as to what happens next. The first one was a little dull. I’m hoping this second installment has more depth.

  10. Oh wow! I didn’t know they were making this! Now i’m excited to see it!

  11. I never was able to get into the books or the movie but I am sure it will be a hit because the books and movie have a big following. Christian seems so creepy to me lol

  12. I’ve never seen it or read the books. I know it’s very popular though!

  13. I’ve never actually seen the movie nor read the book as it’s not my cup of tea. but heard a lot of hype about it. I’m sure the fans will appreciate this

  14. I love the Fifty Shades movies and books. I can’t wait to see this one!

  15. The Fifty Shades Darker has been making news lately and the trailer is quiet different and I am not sure if this will go well with my interests. The trivia is good and thanks for sharing more info about the movie!

  16. Hmm this is not my kind of movie at all, too creepy for me 😀

  17. I didn’t see the first movie. I’d suck at the trivia! lol It’s fun way to gear up for the next movie. The trailer for the new one is really interesting.

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